Heard of Gingivitis?

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Maybe you have heard of gingivitis. But do you know what it really is? It’s the first stage of gum disease caused by plaque. The good news is that its the easiest to treat!

If the build up of plaque is not removed by brushing and flossing everyday it can cause irritation of the gums. At this stage, the damage is reversible since the bone and connective gum tissue are affected. However, if this stage is left untreated it can turn into periodontitis which causes permanent damage to your teeth!

Symptoms of gingivitis include red, swollen and tender gums. You may also experience bleeding when brushing. Gum disease can also cause your gums to recede, giving an elongated look to your teeth.

Prevent gum disease by keeping up with good oral hygiene habits. Professional cleanings are also important for plaque that has built up and hardened.

For your professional cleaning, make an appointment with Dr. Parekh and Associates in Alliston today!

– Dr. Parekh & Associates

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